12 (A)When your days are finished and you [a](B)lie down with your fathers, (C)I will raise up your [b]descendant after you, who will come from [c]you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 (D)He shall build a house for My name, and (E)I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 (F)I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; (G)when he does wrong, I will discipline him with a rod of men and with strokes of sons of mankind, 15 but My favor shall not depart from him, (H)as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from you. 16 (I)Your house and your kingdom shall endure before [d]Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”’”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 7:12 I.e., die
  2. 2 Samuel 7:12 Lit seed
  3. 2 Samuel 7:12 Lit your bowels
  4. 2 Samuel 7:16 As in LXX and some ancient mss; MT you

“I have made a covenant with (A)My chosen;
I have (B)sworn to My servant David,
I will establish your [a](C)descendants forever
And build up your (D)throne to all generations.” Selah

The (E)heavens will praise Your wonders, Lord;
Your faithfulness also (F)in the assembly of the (G)holy ones.
For (H)who in the skies is comparable to the Lord?
Who among the [b](I)sons of the mighty is like the Lord,
A God (J)greatly feared in the council of the (K)holy ones,
And (L)awesome above all those who are around Him?
Lord God of armies, (M)who is like You, mighty [c]Lord?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
You rule the surging of the sea;
When its waves rise, You (N)calm them.
10 You Yourself crushed [d](O)Rahab like one who is slain;
You (P)scattered Your enemies with [e]Your mighty arm.

11 The (Q)heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The (R)world and [f]all it contains, You have established them.
12 The (S)north and the south, You have created them;
(T)Tabor and (U)Hermon (V)shout for joy at Your name.
13 You have [g]a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your (W)right hand is exalted.
14 (X)Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
(Y)Mercy and [h]truth go before You.
15 Blessed are the people who know the [i](Z)joyful sound!
Lord, they walk in the (AA)light of Your face.
16 In (AB)Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of (AC)their strength,
And by Your favor [j]our (AD)horn is exalted.
18 For our (AE)shield belongs to the Lord,
[k]And our king to the (AF)Holy One of Israel.

19 [l]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [m]ones,
And said, “I have [n]given help to one who is (AG)mighty;
I have exalted one (AH)chosen from the people.
20 I have (AI)found My servant David;
With My holy (AJ)oil I have anointed him,
21 With whom (AK)My hand will be established;
My arm also will (AL)strengthen him.
22 The enemy will not [o]deceive him,
Nor will the [p](AM)son of wickedness afflict him.
23 But I will (AN)crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 My (AO)faithfulness and My favor will be with him,
And in My name his (AP)horn will be exalted.
25 I will also place his hand (AQ)on the sea,
And his right hand on the rivers.
26 He will call to Me, ‘You are (AR)my Father,
My God, and the (AS)rock of my salvation.’
27 I will also make him My (AT)firstborn,
The (AU)highest of the kings of the earth.
28 I will maintain My (AV)favor for him forever,
And My (AW)covenant shall be confirmed to him.
29 So I will establish his [q](AX)descendants forever,
And his (AY)throne (AZ)as the days of heaven.

30 “If his sons (BA)abandon My Law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they [r]violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their wrongdoing with the (BB)rod,
And their guilt with [s]afflictions.
33 But I will not [t]withhold (BC)My favor from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
34 I will not [u]violate My (BD)covenant,
Nor will I (BE)alter [v]the utterance of My lips.
35 [w]Once I have (BF)sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
36 His [x](BG)descendants shall endure forever,
And his (BH)throne (BI)as the sun before Me.
37 It shall be established forever (BJ)like the moon,
And a (BK)witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah

38 But You have (BL)rejected and (BM)refused,
You have been full of wrath [y]against Your (BN)anointed.
39 You have [z](BO)repudiated the covenant of Your servant;
You have (BP)profaned (BQ)his crown [aa]in the dust.
40 You have (BR)broken down all his walls;
You have (BS)brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 (BT)All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a (BU)disgrace to his neighbors.
42 You have (BV)exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have (BW)made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You also turn back the edge of his sword,
And have (BX)not made him stand in battle.
44 You have put an end to his [ab](BY)splendor
And cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have (BZ)shortened the days of his youth;
You have (CA)covered him with shame. Selah

46 (CB)How long, Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your (CC)wrath burn like fire?
47 (CD)Remember [ac]what my lifespan is;
For what (CE)futility [ad]You have created all the sons of mankind!
48 What man can live and not (CF)see death?
Can he (CG)save his soul from the [ae]power of [af]Sheol? Selah

49 Where are Your former acts of favor, Lord,
Which You (CH)swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50 Remember, Lord, the (CI)taunt against Your servants;
[ag]How I carry in my heart the taunts of all the many peoples,
51 With which (CJ)Your enemies have taunted, Lord,
With which they have taunted the footsteps of (CK)Your anointed.

52 (CL)Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 89:4 Lit seed
  2. Psalm 89:6 Or sons of gods
  3. Psalm 89:8 Heb Yah
  4. Psalm 89:10 I.e., Egypt, as a sea monster; not to be confused with Rahab in Joshua 2
  5. Psalm 89:10 Lit the arm of Your might
  6. Psalm 89:11 Lit its fullness
  7. Psalm 89:13 Lit an arm with strength
  8. Psalm 89:14 Or faithfulness
  9. Psalm 89:15 Or blast of the trumpet, shout of joy
  10. Psalm 89:17 Another reading is You exalt our horn
  11. Psalm 89:18 Or Even to the Holy One of Israel our King
  12. Psalm 89:19 Or At that time
  13. Psalm 89:19 Some mss one
  14. Psalm 89:19 Lit placed help upon
  15. Psalm 89:22 Or exact usury from him
  16. Psalm 89:22 Or wicked man
  17. Psalm 89:29 Lit seed
  18. Psalm 89:31 Lit profane
  19. Psalm 89:32 Or plagues
  20. Psalm 89:33 Lit break
  21. Psalm 89:34 Lit profane
  22. Psalm 89:34 Lit that which goes forth
  23. Psalm 89:35 Or One thing
  24. Psalm 89:36 Lit seed
  25. Psalm 89:38 Lit with
  26. Psalm 89:39 I.e., scornfully rejected
  27. Psalm 89:39 Lit to the ground
  28. Psalm 89:44 Lit clearness, luster
  29. Psalm 89:47 Lit of what duration I am
  30. Psalm 89:47 Or have You...mankind?
  31. Psalm 89:48 Lit hand
  32. Psalm 89:48 I.e., the netherworld
  33. Psalm 89:50 Lit My bearing in my chest

11 The Lord has (A)sworn to David
A truth from which He will not turn back:
“I will set upon your throne one (B)from the fruit of your body.

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For a (A)Child will be born to us, a (B)Son will be given to us;
And the (C)government will [a]rest (D)on His shoulders;
And His name will be called (E)Wonderful Counselor, (F)Mighty God,
Eternal (G)Father, Prince of (H)Peace.
There will be (I)no end to the increase of His government or of peace
On the (J)throne of David and over [b]his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with (K)justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
(L)The zeal of the Lord of armies will accomplish this.

God’s Anger with Israel’s Arrogance

The Lord sends a [c]message against Jacob,
And it falls on Israel.
And all the people know it,
That is, (M)Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
Asserting in pride and in (N)arrogance of heart:
10 “The bricks have fallen down,
But we will (O)rebuild with smooth stones;
The sycamores have been cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”
11 Therefore the Lord raises superior adversaries against them from (P)Rezin
And provokes their enemies,
12 The Arameans from the east and the (Q)Philistines from the west;
And they (R)devour Israel with [d]gaping jaws.
(S)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away,
And His hand is still stretched out.

13 Yet the people (T)do not turn back to Him who struck them,
Nor do they (U)seek the Lord of armies.
14 So the Lord cuts off (V)head and tail from Israel,
Both palm branch and bulrush (W)in a single day.
15 The head is (X)the elder and esteemed man,
And the prophet who teaches (Y)falsehood is the tail.
16 (Z)For those who guide this people are leading them astray;
And those who are guided by them are [e]confused.
17 Therefore the Lord does (AA)not rejoice over their young men,
(AB)Nor does He have compassion on their [f]orphans or their widows;
For every one of them is (AC)godless and an (AD)evildoer,
And every (AE)mouth is speaking foolishness.
(AF)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away,
And His hand is still stretched out.

18 (AG)For wickedness burns like a fire;
It consumes briars and thorns;
It also sets the thickets of the forest aflame
And they roll upward in a column of smoke.
19 By the (AH)wrath of the Lord of armies the (AI)land is burned,
And the (AJ)people are like fuel for the fire;
No (AK)one spares his brother.
20 [g]They devour what is on the right hand but are still (AL)hungry,
And [h]they eat what is on the left hand, but they are not satisfied;
Each of them eats the (AM)flesh of his own arm.
21 Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh,
(AN)And together they are against Judah.
(AO)In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
And His hand is still stretched out.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:6 Lit be
  2. Isaiah 9:7 I.e., David’s
  3. Isaiah 9:8 Lit word
  4. Isaiah 9:12 Lit the whole mouth
  5. Isaiah 9:16 Or swallowed up
  6. Isaiah 9:17 Or fatherless
  7. Isaiah 9:20 Lit And he slices
  8. Isaiah 9:20 Lit he eats

Righteous Reign of the Branch

11 Then a (A)shoot will spring from the (B)stem of Jesse,
And a (C)Branch from (D)his roots will bear fruit.

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27 As Jesus went on from there, two men who were blind followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, (A)Son of David!”

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32 He will be great and will be called the Son of (A)the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him (B)the throne of His father David;

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69 And has raised up a (A)horn of salvation for us
In the house of (B)His servant David—

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42 Has the Scripture not said that the Christ comes from (A)the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”

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23 (A)From the descendants of this man, (B)according to promise, God has brought to Israel (C)a Savior, Jesus,

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concerning His Son, who was born (A)of a [a]descendant of David (B)according to the flesh,

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  1. Romans 1:3 Lit seed

16 (A)I, Jesus, have sent (B)My angel to testify to you of these things [a](C)for the churches. I am (D)the root and the (E)descendant of David, the bright (F)morning star.”

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  1. Revelation 22:16 Or concerning